This morning I attended the monthly luncheon meeting of my DAR chapter. Our program was by Taryn Davis, founder of the American Widow Project [http://americanwidowproject.org/]. The Web site states, in part, “While the service member’s sacrifice is often acknowledged by society, many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is now left a grieving military widow. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of military widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge and understanding. The American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her grief. Every military widow deserves the opportunity and tangible tools available to help rebuild her life. Because of that, the American Widow Project provides the vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize success, healing and hope for a brighter future.”
I had a very nice surprise during the business meeting. I received a certificate from the Texas Society DAR for my American Heritage Contest photography entry. I had thought that there would be too many entries better than mine to even get to first base! Attached are the five photos I submitted to the contest.